H.R. 1673, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Security Enhancement Act

Cost Estimate
June 6, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on May 15, 2013

H.R. 1673 would require the Secretary of the Interior to transfer administrative jurisdiction over 1 million acres of land to the Secretary of the Navy. Those lands would be used by the Navy for military purposes. Based on information provided by the Bureau of Land Management, CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget. Enacting H.R. 1673 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

Under current law, the affected lands are temporarily withdrawn for military use. H.R. 1673 would prohibit certain activities that could generate receipts on the affected lands in the future; however, because CBO expects that those lands would not generate any receipts over the next 10 years, we estimate that enacting the bill would not affect direct spending. In addition, because those lands are already managed by the federal government, we estimate that implementing the legislation would not affect the costs of managing the lands. Finally, CBO estimates that any additional costs to prepare the legal description of the affected lands, as required under the bill, would total less than $5,000.

H.R. 1673 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.